Here’s the deal.

I really don’t want to go and get all political on you, because let’s be honest, I don’t know Jack about politics.  The extent of my knowledge and interest stems from my 12th grade Government class, and that is based solely on the fact that my teacher was rad and read tabloids to the class on Fridays.

I’m white, I’m a girl, I’m a Christian, a Californian, a wife, and apparently a Democrat.  I truly want everyone to be happy and live their life to its full potential, whatever it may be.  I have friends and family who are gay, and I will proudly go to their wedding, and celebrate them becoming parents, just like I will my straight friends and family because that is what makes me happy.  Seeing others succeed really excites me.  Sure, im pretty much ok with most ideals people choose as long as it is what they really believe in and what makes them happy. It is their own damn prerogative.  Whether you are a cat or dog person, right-handed or left, blonde or brunette, it isn’t going to change the way I feel about your heart.  I like to base my relationships with people off of what it is about them that entices me.  I’m not going to trust you until you are proven trustworthy,  I want you to show me why I should trust you. This is how I build relationships.  People make mistakes, but if you know someone’s heart, mistakes can be overlooked.

I’m not going to tell you that I am right-wing or left, Im not even sure I know which is which, but I like to think that I have two wings that fly me where I need to go in life.  How can someone be so far in one direction and stand up straight?  Im going out on a limb here, telling you what I really think, but this is my blog and as far as I know I still have freedom of speech, so I’ll do what I want.  Donald Trump creeps me out, always has always will. He hasnt ever proven to me that I should like him, so I wont. He just seems icky, from his self-tanner to his comb over, just so many wrongs that wont ever be right to me.  I wouldn’t call myself a feminist, but im a chick so I guess that makes me a little biased.  I understand that yes,  guys talk, and say things that they shouldnt about girls. Newsflash, Girls do too. The fact that conversations were had, with our PRESIDENT with such things said, without any sort of acknowledgement of it being somewhat wrong, is unsettling.

I really don’t know if Hillary would have been a wonderful President, I told you, I have a 12th grade education in politics.  My theory is that having been the First Lady, she watched someone she trusts and loves, man the Country for a while, she had to have picked up a few tips, and pillow talk has got to have some legitimacy here.  She shares a bed with a former President, you would think we could feel confident in him giving her some words of wisdom.

My bottom line, is that it is scaring me how much confidence we have in “famous” people.  Donald Trump is probably most popularly known for being a rich reality TV celebrity.  A man who coined the term “You’re Fired” is the President of our Country. Take a second and think about it.  When you go to Sin City this summer, you should get shit faced and make poor decisions in the Trump Tower, and then realize that while you are passed out on the floor of the lobby, he has his feet up in the OVAL OFFICE.

Since apparently being a successful business person and building an empire based on money and worth is in the requirements to be president, forget Kanye, im voting for Kris Jenner next time around.  Think about it, she has literally birthed a puppy mill of successful children, has millions of dollars, and manages the lives of her entire family all the while having her hands in numerous other cookie jars that bring in the cash flow.  I stopped watching KUWTK when I realized that it was making my anxiety levels worse, but im telling you, I may be onto something here.  At least her spray tans are legit and she has good hair.

I pray to God that somewhere deep within depths of Donald Trumps tuppe is some sort of political and moral know how. I do. My ballot has been cast and I’ll say it, I lost.  Me, being the competitive person I am, just cried a little knowing that I lost at anything. I’m in it to win it.

Today, while I was studying for my OTA 101 test (which was trickier than anticipated, but I did fine) I read a few things that hit me in an unexpected place.  It seemed to have been read in an appropriate time, and was a fitting message.

“Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meanings and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature and to the significant and sacred”

(Puchalski et al., 2014 AOTA)

I hope you realize that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you belive in, but that you are human.  You are allowed to have an opinion, and you get to make the decision of whether you voice it or not.  The difference between intrapersonal skills and interpersonal skills is the way you choose to deal with things (that was on my test too).  Intrapersonal skills are having a self-awareness and a sence of self-acceptance, I take pride in mine, and at the same time I am very aware of the fact that not everyone thinks I am funny, and not everyone is going to agree with me (although I recommend it, I’m not pissed if you don’t).  While its important to be self-aware, interpersonal skills are also an attribute we need to remember, it’s that of understanding and being able to relate to others.  Although, I didn’t necessarily want Donald to win, he did, and just because you may have voted for him, im not going to stop talking to you, because i’m confident in my ability to understand, and agree to disagree.

Lets just all take a deep breath, say a little prayer (to whoever you want), hope for the best and agree to disagree.  I don’t like being wrong, but if I’m wrong about this one,  you will hear it first from me.  So here we go, ‘MERICA, we can all just drink a little extra on the 4th of July and call it a draw.

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